Type: White Wine
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Code: MONT470
This is a super, and also very impressive, property run by brothers Arnaud and Xavier Desfontaine. Their top vineyards of Les Bassets and Reculerons are perfectly positioned on a grey clay with rock subsoil and a South Eastern exposure, producing perfect Chardonnay grapes. In 2021 such was the impact of the frosts that the estate blended both top vineyards to make a single wine, and it’s a corker !

Château de Chamilly

Château de Chamilly stands in the heart of a green valley situated to the north of the Côte Chalonnaise, 20 minutes south of Beaune. It was built during the 17th century by Noël Bouton (lieutenant general of the armies of King Louis XIV, Governor of Strasbourg and Marquis of Chamilly), on the foundations of a 14th century fortified farm. The Desfontaine family bought it, along with the surrounding land, at the beginning of the 19th century. Taken with the buildings, the land and the incomparable lifestyle, the Desfontaine family continually restore and develop the surroundings.
Fresh and floral on the nose, there is a wonderful intensity which leads you into the crisp and complex palate. Notes of peach, grapefruit, mint and wet stones are centred around a core of steely fresh acidity, chalky minerality and a delightful ripeness that seems to build within the glass. Long, complex, layered and edgy. Beautifully alive and poised.
Carpaccio of scallops with truffle olive oil and Balsamic vinegar on a bed of mixed green salads.
Fermented in stainless steel, there is no oak aging at all.

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